Following an inter-ministerial meeting, workers at the Port of Chittagong called off an October 4, 2016, strike; while no resolution was met, Prime Mover-Trailer Owners and the Workers’ Unity Council agreed to postpone the strike until October 13, 2016, allowing both sides a short window to ratify terms of an agreement.
The strike action stems from an August ruling that levied an upper limit on the maximum permissible load that a container carrying vehicle could tow. In response to the ruling, the Worker’s Unity Council called for a strike alleging that they have continuously been harassed and fined without reason at load control centers at Daudkandi and Meghna Bridge areas on the Dhaka-Chittagong highways.
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